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There could be unexpected consequences for society

December 15, 2017

It was only about a year ago that Vice President-elect Mike Pence was publicly mocked and ridiculed, mostly by the press, Democrats, liberals and feminists, when he said that he had a personal policy of never being alone with a woman other than his wife. Recent revelations of men behaving inappropriately to women, in government, the press, business, and entertainment, now suggest that these critics appear to be fools, hypocrites, or both. It is indeed unfortunate that an honest, decent, religious man was attacked because he chooses to live his faith and was not afraid to reveal it. Perhaps if more people followed his lead, and lived by the tenet, "lead me out of temptation, and deliver me from evil," rather than just mouthing it, perhaps we would have a much better society.

While many of the accusations against these men are probably true, and reprehensible, it can be dangerous, when actions that in my youth were described as "flirting" are now described as "sexual assault," and can be used to destroy men's lives and careers. As Katty Kay of BBC News said in a recent editorial, there may be a backlash coming, where many men will just back away from interacting with women, professionally and socially. This may have unexpected consequences for society.

More men might retreat to the relative safety of homosexuality, rather than risk unpredictable responses from otherwise attractive women. I'm sure that this would be a welcome development for those pushing a liberal agenda.

Another result could be an increase in prostitution, where more men reduce their sex life to mere commercial transactions, with largely anonymous partners. The ultra-liberal Court of Appeals in San Francisco has recently struck down anti-prostitution laws in California, and the signing of SB1322 law by Jerry Brown has already decriminalized prostitution by minors.

As a T-shirt in the heartland (Trump country) might declare; "Sodom, Gomorrah, San Francisco, Who's next?"

Royce Haynes
Georgetown

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